Lindsey Blair, the former chef of Iron Goat Brewing, is opening Next Door Deli & Coffee Lounge on Friday in the Logan neighborhood near Gonzaga University.
Next Door will specialize in hand-crafted coffee drinks. Syrups will be made in-house. Coffee will come from Caffe Vita in Seattle. Pastries will come from Chaps in Spokane.
Blair will make granola in-house and also offer avocado toast, acai bowls, yogurt parfaits, salads and small plates, including a hummus plate and a cheese plate. House-made pickles will accompany sandwiches such as a banh mi, chicken salad sandwich, Caprese and Cuban.
Kaitlyn McCormick has been hired as the barista.
Seasonal featured summer drinks include a coconut-macadamia iced latte with house-made coconut-macadamia milk, cold-brew lemonade, coffee soda and a horchata latte.
The shop features a communal table, couches, free wifi and an eclectic vibe.
Next Door Deli & Coffee Lounge is at 1307 N. Hamilton St. next door to the new Logan Tavern.